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Tobacco In Australia Book

Tobacco in Australia 

A comprehensive review of the major issues in smoking and health in Australia, compiled by the Cancer Council Victoria.  Production of editions 2 to 4 of this publication has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Ongoing updating is also being funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, with contributions from Cancer Councils in all states and territories, Quit, NSW Health, ACT Health, and ACOSH. 

This work has been produced with the objective of bringing about a reduction in death and disease caused by tobacco use. Much of it has been derived from other published sources and these should be quoted where appropriate. The text may be freely reproduced and figures and graphs (except where reproduced from other sources) may be used, giving appropriate acknowledgement to Cancer Council Victoria.

Editors and authors of this work have tried to ensure that the text is free from errors or inconsistencies. However in a resource of this size it is probable that some irregularities remain. Please notify Cancer Council Victoria if you become aware of matters in the text that require correction.

Suggested citation

Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2019. Available from www.TobaccoInAustralia.org.au

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<Author(s) of relevant chapter section>, <Name of chapter section> in Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH [editors]. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; <Date last updated>. Available from <url of relevant chapter or section>

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  • Section 11.11 Tobacco advertising and promotion: Internet promotion
  • Section 13.2 Tobacco taxes in Australia: updated November 2019 
  • Section 9.1 Socio-economic position and disparities in tobacco exposure and use: updated November 2019 
  • Section 9.2.4 Changes in the prevalence of smoking among students in schools in areas of varying levels of disadvantage: updated November 2019
  • Section 11A.6 Plain packaging—International flow-on effects: updated November 2019
  • Sections 9.8 Are current strategies to discourage smoking in Australia inequitable? and 9.9 Are there inequalities in access to and use of treatment for dependence on tobacco-delivered nicotine?: updated October 2019
  • Section 5.11 Accessibility of tobacco products to young smokers: updated October 2019
  • Section 7.17 Contingency management/incentives: updated October 2019
  • Section 13.11 Are tobacco taxes regressive?; updated September 2019
  • Chapter 19 The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; updated September 2019 
  • Section 4.7 Estimates of morbidity and mortality attributable to secondhand smoke; updated September 2019
  • Section 5.5 Temperament, mental health problems and self-concept; updated September 2019
  • Section 11A.9 Real-world research on the effects of plain packaging; updated September 2019
  • Section 1.10.1 Prevalence of smoking in other high-risk sub-groups of the population; Smoking in pregnancy: updated August 2019
  • Section 8.3 Prevalence of tobacco use among Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders: updated August 2019
  • Section 7.11 Smoking cessation and pregnancy: updated August 2019
  • Section 4.5 Prevalence of exposure to SHS in the home: updated July 2019
  • Chapter 5 Influences on the uptake and prevention of smoking Section 5.4 Adolescence and brain maturation; Section 5.6 Intentions, attitudes and beliefs; Section 5.9 The educational environment: updated August 2019
  • Section 11A.6 Plain packaging: International flow-on effects: updated July 2019
  • Section 15.6 Smoking bans in domestic environments; Section 15.7 Legislation to ban smoking in public spaces: updated July 2019
  • InDepth 12A Health warnings: updated July 2019
  • Section 10.3 The manufacturing and wholesaling industry in Australia - major international companies: updated August 2019
  • Section 1.3 Prevalence of smoking—adults: updated August 2019
  • Section 13.3 The price of tobacco products in Australia: updated July 2019
  • Section 14.3 Tobacco-control campaigns in Australia: experience: updated July 2019
  • Section 8.13 Policies for advancing tobacco control programs among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: updated July 2019
  • Section 10.11 Corporate responsibility and the birth of good corporate citizenship: updated July 2019
  • Section 2.1 Production and trade data as a basis for estimating tobacco consumption: updated July 2019
  • Section 3.1 Smoking and heart disease: updated July 2019
  • Section 2.3 Self-reported measures of tobacco consumption: updated June 2019
  • Section 13.2 Tobacco taxes in Australia: updated June 2019
  • Section 3.0 Health effects: Introduction: updated June 2019
  • Section 3.30 Total burden of death and disease attributable to tobacco by disease category: updated June 2019
  • Section 3.34 Public perceptions of tobacco as a drug, and knowledge and beliefs about the health consequences of smoking: updated May 2019
  • Section 18B.10 Key Australian and international position statements on e-cigarettes, health, and options for regulation: updated May 2019 
  • InDepth 18C Heated tobacco (‘heat-not-burn’) products: updated March 2019
  • Section 2.2 Dutiable tobacco products as an estimate of tobacco consumption: updated May 2019
  • Section 10.0 The tobacco industry in Australian society: Introduction; 10.2 The global tobacco manufacturing industry; 10.3 The manufacturing and wholesaling industry in Australia—major international companies; 10.4 Other importers operating in the Australian market; 10.5 Retailing of tobacco products in Australia; 10.6 Retail value and volume of the Australian tobacco market; 10.7 Market share and brand share in Australia: updated May 2019
  • Section 5.0 Influences on the uptake and prevention of smoking: Introduction: updated April 2019
  • Section 1.6 Prevalence of smoking—teenagers: updated February 2019 
  • Section 18B.8 Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes): Legal status in Australia: updated March 2019
  • Section 5.1 Stages in the uptake of smoking; Section 5.2 Factors influencing uptake by young people: overview; and Section 5.3 Early biological factors: updated February 2019 
  • Section 10.7 Market share and brand share in Australia: updated February 2019, including a  comprehensive list of factory-made cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco products available for sale at major Australian retailers
  • Section 10A.7 Mechanisms of influence—political lobbying: updated February 2019
  • Section 11.11 Internet promotion: updated February 2019
  • Section 18B.11 Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes): Public perceptions of e-cigarettes: updated February 2019
  • Section 18B.9 Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes): International regulatory review and Section 18B.10 Key Australian and international position statements on e-cigarettes, health, and options for regulation: updated February 2019
  • Section 1.3 Prevalence of smoking—adults: updated February 2019
  • Section 18B.7 Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes): Potential positive impacts: updated January 2019
  • Section 18B.1 Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes):The e-cigarette market and Section 18B.2 Advertising and promotion: updated January 2019
  • Earlier updates